What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 26 July – 1 Aug

Performance Management was not Bullying: No Constructive Dismissal due to Resignation The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application by an employee alleging that performance improvement plan and warning letters amounted to bullying. Christopher Burgess applied to the Commission under s394 of the Fair Work Act for an unfair dismissal remedy in relation to Optus. […]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 – 27 June 2021

Respect@Work Recommendations to be Implemented in New Bill Introduced in Parliament A bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) has been introduced into the Senate. The bill implements some of the recommendations from the Respect@Work report, and intends[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 21 December 2020 – 27 December 2020

Legal Action Against NSW Health Related to Toxic Culture Karen Allen and John Greville have commenced legal action against NSW Health over what they claim is a ‘flawed and toxic’ work culture. The two former senior employees of NSW Health at the Mid-North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) claim they were punished for speaking up[…..]

What’s Been Happening in Australia in Relation to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying from 27 July 2020 – 2 August 2020

Workplace Massage Justifies Summary Dismissal, Says FWC The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the summary dismissal of a cleaning company employee who agreed to massage a schoolteacher. The cleaning company, Bright Lightz Cleaning, dismissed Ms Jennifer Fauni under the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code after she squeezed the teacher’s back with her hands for[…..]